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Caterpillars and butterflies are two forms of the same animal, but how different they are! I find butterflies so beautiful. Caterpillars are known to eat leaves of lettuce and many other plants, but do you know how butterflies feed?

Some time ago, I filmed butterflies in Montreal and in several butterfly gardens elsewhere and I combined the best images into a video. If you haven't seen it yet, watch it now, you won't be disappointed!



There are several butterfly related projects on the Animaplates website. Here are three ways to represent colourful butterflies, with paper and with coffee filters.

Butterfly1  Butterfly2  Butterfly3

If you make one (or more) of these projects with a group this summer, display them on a mural full of colours!


A good teaching resource that talks about the metamorphosis of caterpillar to butterfly is The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle.

I made a painting project to go with the reading of this book. The accompanying document is free for all Animaplates members.



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Here is a picture of the zodiac sign Virgo (August 23 - September 22) and a new printable with butterflies: a multiplication exercise for the table of 7.

Zodiac: Virgo Table of 7 (multiplication and colouring)

In addition, we published this week: an underwater spot-the-differences game, a mandala, a maze, a pre-writing exercise, a colouring page with ants, a sudoku, a connect-the-dots drawing and a subtractions exercise with numbers up to 10.

Under the Sea Mandala 79 Archers Maze Pre-writing 28 (Strawberries)
Ants Toys Sudoku Duck Swim Ring Subtraction #4


More resources with butterflies:

Wall border with tulips and butterflies Butterfly and Ladybugs Maze Butterfly Card Butterfly 2


Have a great week!


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